Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) - Fall

  • Date: Tuesdays, September 10th-December 12th
  • Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Location: Courtyard Cromwell, 4 Sebethe Dr, Cromwell, CT 06416

Program Description

Streamline your workflow & eliminate waste.

This course provides comprehensive exposure to the principles and practices needed to develop and sustain a Lean Enterprise. You will receive immediate reinforcement of the classroom learning by applying your training to a real-life project within your organization. Together with on-site mentoring and knowledge assessments, this approach dramatically reduces the timeframe from training to bottom-line results, providing greater value to your company.

CONNSTEP’S Lean Consultants have designed (8) eight modules that are essential to your understanding of the principles and practices of Lean Continuous Improvement. Upon successfully completing the program and on-site project, you will receive a Continuous Improvement Champion Certificate awarded by CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network.

Past participants have made immediate contributions to their organizations by identifying areas of waste to eliminate and making vast improvements in their lead and cycle times, WIP, and quality which all lead to greater efficiencies and tremendous savings to the bottom line.

Lean Training that:

  • Immediately advances employee skills, knowledge and productivity
  • Contributes to efficiently streamlining production processes
  • Eliminates waste and non-value added activities in your business

Participants Achieve an Understanding of the Benefits of Process Improvement with our:

  • “Learn It – Do It” teaching approach
  • Experiential classroom activities
  • Personalized mentored Lean projects


  • Lean Principles & Practices
  • Problem Solving & Mistake Proofing Performance Measurement
  • Team Building / Current State Value Stream Mapping
  • 5S / Visual Management / Cell Design
  • Future State Value Stream Mapping / Kaizen
  • Set-up Reduction / Kaizen
  • Standard Work , TPM
  • TWI-Job Relations/ TWI-Job Instruction
  • Project Presentation

Certification Process:

  • Attend and participate in all classes
  • Complete an impactful project utilizing the Lean methodology
  • Ongoing mentor assessments
  • Instructor review of progress
  • Awarding of certificates:
    1. Participants present their projects on the last day of classes and receive a certificate noting their successful completion of classroom requirements.
    2. Within 90 calendar days of classroom completion, participants must submit their project summary report with measurable results (validated by their sponsor) and will receive certification as a Continuous Improvement Champion.

Not sure how CICC will impact your company operations? E-mail us for more testimonials, impact results, or more information!